18 Stop Motion Animation Video Ideas

Don’t have a fancy video camera? Don’t sweat it! Grab your still image capturing camera and click away! Animated stop motion videos are the next big thing and especially useful for young budding film-makers. Imagine making your own film with very limited resources and be the designer, artist, director, producer and choreographer all at the same time! Without a doubt, animated stop motion videos are fun to watch, but they can take a lot of time to plan and execute. And this is how it works:

First work out the idea or theme for your animated stop motion video. Once you’ve finalized your idea, choose the objects you’ll be using in them.

Inanimate objects, such as sticks, clay, bottle caps are arranged and moved slightly frame by frame, without moving the camera, but in some instances, the camera may be repositioned.

In case of using human subjects, they are also repositioned for every frame. Once the frames are collected and played in one sequence, they give the illusion of fluid motion.  The effect is similar to watching a cartoon, except that it uses objects instead of drawings.

There are so many technical sides to an animated stop motion video that you can play around with, that its makes it all the more interesting and appealing. For instance, clay animation, time lapse, cutout animation, pixilation and what not.

So here are some fun stop motion animation videos for you to watch and enjoy!

Till next time, Happy Clicking!

Google Street View

A mind-blowing example of stop motion video on Google Street View.


Stop-motion music video for Fleet Foxes.

We Love 2010

Everything we have always loved in a stop motion video.


Animated on location at a beach, in snow, and underwater, this stop-motion short details a transoceanic conversation between two characters via objects in a bottle.

Pen Story

This is the Olympus PEN Story in stop motion. They shot 60.000 pictures, developed 9.600 prints and shot over 1.800 pictures again. No post production!

I Love Stop Motion

Everything is made of papers in this above stop motion story.

The Seed

The film was kindly funded by Adobe, made using their CS4 range of software. It was produced at Nexus Productions and features a soundtrack by Jape. It was made using a mixture of stop motion papercraft and 2D drawn animation.

Coffee Time

Every cup of coffee is like a magic show containing different journey and bringing the unending imagination and surprises.With a sip of coffee, you not only taste your own story, but also change your perspective of the world.

Paper Convention

Stop-motion builds and photos of recent works created for Sydney’s A4 Paper Festival 31st May – 5th June presented by the Paper Convention.

Nobody Beats The Drum

This sequence of 4085 photo’s was patiently created by Nobody Beats The Drum’s VJ / visual artist Rogier van der Zwaag.


This video is an evolution of an earlier work/technique called Still Moving. This film was made using a digital stills camera to create a stop motion animation.

Iron Man vs Bruce Lee

Iron Man fights Bruce Lee in stop motion…

Stop Motion For STM

Stop motion animation made out of paper.

The Meaning of Life – Stop Motion

Another stop motion video on the meaning of life.

Steel Life

Have you ever wondered what would the world look like if all objects around got alive? Discover the world of steel and hardware, driven by music and inspired by humanity.


ISM Studios worked in collaboration with the DMCI to produce music and sound design for the 2 openers. The conference theme was CREATIVE SURVIVAL KIT and our approach was to explore a day in the life of a ‘creative’.

The Falcon

Composed entirely of macro-photographed hardware pieces from disassembled vintage/antique cameras.

Sorry I’m Late

A stop motion short film shot with a stills camera in the ceiling pointing straight at the floor.

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4 Responses

  1. I Really like this collection! Thanks, this is so inspiring 😀

  2. Anjuli says:

    This is a great collection – but they are NOT ideas!
    And wherever did you get the idea that stop motion is the “next big thing”?
    It’s been around almost as long as traditional film-making. :-/

    • Tyler says:

      If you watched the videos one of them literally tells the history of stop animation so I’m pretty sure they are aware. And it is a big deal right now because it is so easy to do now for the everyday filmmaker on a budget (e.g. phone apps).

  3. Nice Collection of videos. Great Ideas